Israel detains four Palestinians from Jerusalem refugee camp

Israel detains four Palestinians from Jerusalem refugee camp
Four Palestinains from the East Jerusalem refugee camp of Shufat were detained by Israel on Saturday.
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15 September, 2018
More than 60,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements [Getty]

Israeli forces detained four Palestinian refugees from occupied East Jerusalem, local sources say.

Israeli police entered and Jerusalem's Shufat refugee camp and detained the youth on Saturday, according to Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA.

The four detainees were identified as Adham al-hindi, Amro Khashan, Ayman Abu Mayala, and Mahmoud al-Faqih.

Israel has occupied the West Bank illegally since 1967, committing various crimes against Palestinian civilians.

More than 600,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in constructions considered illegal under international law.

Along with stealing land, occupying Israeli forces and settlers routinely torment Palestinians in various ways.

Last month, the PA condemned a new plan to build 20,000 illegal Israeli settlement units in the occupied city of Jerusalem as a "declaration of war".

PA spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud said on Thursday that the settlement plan was a crime committed by Israeli and US authorities.

"[This] is declaration of war on the existence of the city and its Arab and Islamic characteristics and an attempt to bury these distinguishing features," the agency quoted Mahmoud as saying.

He warned the move will "lead the region and the world into more conflict and violence".

But on Wednesday, PA President Mahmoud Abbas vowed Palestinians will defeat the new settlement plan.